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Sources conflict in the listing of several character names for this film. According to NYDM , Jessie Miller plays "Jeanette Leicester," William Lydell, Jr. plays "Paul Leicester," and John Robertson plays District Attorney Franklin. Sources also disagreed about the plot of the film. Var suggested that the story was entirely rewritten in the subtitles after the filming was ... More Less

Sources conflict in the listing of several character names for this film. According to NYDM , Jessie Miller plays "Jeanette Leicester," William Lydell, Jr. plays "Paul Leicester," and John Robertson plays District Attorney Franklin. Sources also disagreed about the plot of the film. Var suggested that the story was entirely rewritten in the subtitles after the filming was completed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 156.
MPN
15 Jul 16
p. 277.
MPW
15 Jul 16
p. 470, 534
NYDM
26 Jun 16
p. 11.
Variety
30 Jun 16
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
26 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8601
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Jeanette Harcourt takes Paul Moraunt away from impoverished Madeleine Turner, but after Jeanette discards him, Madeleine gets her revenge by marrying Jeanette's sweetheart, lawyer Henry Mortimer, whom Madeleine slowly comes to love. Then Paul returns to Madeleine and asks for money. When she refuses, Paul robs Henry, who suspects his wife because of her gambling debts. Henry also believes that Madeleine still loves Paul, and so decides to kill him. Madeleine, Henry and Paul meet, and after an argument and some gunshots, Paul winds up dead. Henry and Madeleine suspect each other of murder, but Henry takes the rap to protect Madeleine. Finally, Jeanette confesses to the crime; hiding in the room, she killed Paul when he was about to confess to the robbery, because the admission would have healed the breach between Henry and Madeleine, who are indeed reconciled after the ... +


Wealthy Jeanette Harcourt takes Paul Moraunt away from impoverished Madeleine Turner, but after Jeanette discards him, Madeleine gets her revenge by marrying Jeanette's sweetheart, lawyer Henry Mortimer, whom Madeleine slowly comes to love. Then Paul returns to Madeleine and asks for money. When she refuses, Paul robs Henry, who suspects his wife because of her gambling debts. Henry also believes that Madeleine still loves Paul, and so decides to kill him. Madeleine, Henry and Paul meet, and after an argument and some gunshots, Paul winds up dead. Henry and Madeleine suspect each other of murder, but Henry takes the rap to protect Madeleine. Finally, Jeanette confesses to the crime; hiding in the room, she killed Paul when he was about to confess to the robbery, because the admission would have healed the breach between Henry and Madeleine, who are indeed reconciled after the trial. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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